The dynamics of international relations in Asia are undergoing broad and fundamental changes that are reverberating around the world. Primary among the catalysts of change in the region is the rise of China as the engine of regional economic growth, as a major military power, as a significant voice in regional diplomacy, and as a proactive power in multilateral institutions. These trends are explored in a new volume, Power Shift: China and Asia’s New Dynamics, edited by David Shambaugh, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University, with contributions from an international array of China specialists.
The briefing, sponsored by the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies in conjunction with the Brookings China Initiative, will feature a leading group of experts who will explore the various dimensions of China’s rise, its influence on the region, the consequences for the United States, and alternative models of the evolving Asian order.
Power Shift: China and Asia’s New Dynamics will be available for purchase at the event.
Nonresident Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Director, China Policy Program
George Washington University
Panel 1: China and the Asian Region 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Moderator: Richard Bush, Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Panelists: David Shambaugh, Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; and Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University
Jonathan Pollack, Professor of Asian & Pacific Studies, Chairman of the Strategic Research Department and Chair of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, Naval War College
Michael Yahuda, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics
Panel 2: China’s Rise and South Asia, Japan, and Taiwan 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Moderator: David Shambaugh, Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; and Director, China Policy Program,
The George Washington University
Panelists: John Garver, Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs, George Washington University
Richard Bush, Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution